Picture yourself travelling from the Danforth to Evergreen Brickworks in an enclosed gondola suspended high in the air by a network of cables. Such system could be the next big thing to anticipate in Toronto, with new updates to the Don Valley Cable Car project revealed earlier this month.
Evergreen Brickworks collaborated on this project with Bullwheel, a cable car production company, and they are now moving on to the next stagesafter a year of crowdsourcing. The team is now in the middle of finalizing proposals to present to investors and the city.
They plan to build a kilometre-long cable car network, with gondolas that would carry up to 10 people. The estimated cost of the entire project totals at around $25 million.
Evergreen Brickworks and Bullwhell have mentioned that they hope to begin construction before 2020, after all of the administrative processes are completed.
Note: Cover photo is of a gondola system in London, England.
Officers from Toronto Police's 53rd Division put their lives on the line to rescue a person in crisis clinging to a window on the eighth floor of a building.
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Chief of Police James Ramer tweeted a video of the incident, which took place on Thursday, May 13, saying that the two officers broke windows and held the man for 12 minutes until they were able to pull him to safety.
Today @TPS53Div attended to a Person in Crisis, a man hanging out an 8th floor window, being held by onsite Securit… https://t.co/C8gNrqsReP
Chief Ramer added that the man was taken to the hospital to receive the care he needs and that the two officers were also treated for minor injuries.
"All Toronto Police officers are trained for dynamic emergency calls & to save lives," tweeted Chief Ramer. "I'm extremely proud of their bravery. We couldn't have done this without the help of onsite Security, thank you for your assistance."
According to a tweet from the City of Toronto, the incident took place at the Roehampton Hotel, about a block east of Yonge and Eglinton Ave. E. The hotel-turned-temporary shelter opened last July as part of Toronto's "response to COVID-19 and to expand shelter spaces to ensure increased physical distancing in its shelter system," the City states.
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It looks like Toronto isn't ready to restore its pre-pandemic summer plans. On Friday, the City of Toronto announced that they're extending the cancellation of all city-run, in-person events up until the end of Labour Day weekend on September 6.
This includes events like the Caribbean Carnival and the CNE, which announced in February that it hoped to reopen for Torontonians this summer.
Mayor John Tory tweeted that he's working with the CNE to help them come up with a "bigger and better in-person event in 2022."
The City said that the aim of this announcement is to make it easier for organizers to predict what will happen with their events this summer. Their statement includes a list of all 24 major events that are cancelled, many of which will take place virtually for the second year in a row.